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Istanbul Trip

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Istanbul Trip
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    Istanbul

    227 votes

    City

    A city of many names, times, colors - and even two continents. The old Constantinople, seat of the...

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    Kariye Müzesi

    22 votes

    Sight

    Also known as the Church of St Saviour in Chora (''chora'' translates "countryside" in Byzantine ...

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    Galata Kulesi

    72 votes

    Sight

    It was built by the Genoese on the city walls of Galata, then a western (Genoese/Venetian) strong...

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    Sultan Ahmet Camii - Blue Mosque

    168 votes

    Sight

    In the beginning of the 17th century, Sultan Ahmed I decreed the construction of arguably the mos...

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    Süleymaniye Camii

    53 votes

    Sight

    On the top of a hill overlooking Golden Horn is a work of '''Mimar Sinan''', an Ottoman architect...

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    Bosporus

    57 votes

    Body of Water

    The liquid that makes this city groovy. The Bosporus is a narrow straight that separates the Europ...

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    Dolmabahçe Sarayı

    32 votes

    Sight

    This European-style palace was the head administrative building for the Ottoman Empire. This palac...

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    Golden Horn

    15 votes

    Body of Water

    Dividing European Istanbul, Golden Horn Bay is now home to numerous parks and green areas.

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    Ayasofya Müzesi

    2 votes

    Museum / Gallery

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    Column of Constantine

    22 votes

    Sight

    The Column of Constantine (Turkish: Çemberlitaş Sütunu, from çemberli 'hooped' and taş 'stone'), ...

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    At Meydanı

    15 votes

    Sight

    This was the centre of Roman and Byzantine Constantinople, and is a great place to begin one's to...

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    Istiklal Caddesi

    55 votes

    Sight

    A great place for young people to meet up with friends.

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    Kız Kulesi

    29 votes

    Sight

    Maiden's Tower, also called '''Leander's Tower''', is built on a small islet surrounded by waters...

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    Bozdoğan Kemeri

    4 votes

    Sight

    A double-storey Roman one built during the reign of Valens (r. 364-378) to provide the city with ...

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    Yerebatan Sarnıcı

    68 votes

    Sight

    An underground labyrinth of columns: the city's largest cistern - amazing!!!. The Yerebatan Sarnıc...

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    Yıldız Parkı

    6 votes

    Park / Zoo

    Yıldız Park (Turkish: Yıldız Parkı) is a historical, urban park in Beşiktaş district of Istanbul,...

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    Kapalıçarşı

    97 votes

    Sight

    To enter the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul's old town is to plunge into an oriental world -- one that ...

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    Kadıköy

    7 votes

    Neighborhood

    An energetic district on the Asian side of Istanbul

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    Beyoglu

    40 votes

    Neighborhood

    The true center of istanbul - located around the lovely Istiklal avenue, this district offers exi...

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    Hamdi Restaurant

    33 votes

    Restaurant

    Be sure to make reservations at this kebab house. Great kebab, with a splendid view of nearby mosq...

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